OPALs Invites Public to April Luncheon

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WHEELING, W.Va. – Active seniors have an opportunity to learn and to socialize at a special luncheon at Ohio Valley Medical Center.

Older People with Active Lifestyles (OPALs) is offering a program to the community Wednesday, April 2, at which Jeff Knierim, vice president of community engagement at West Liberty University, will speak at the luncheon about the many opportunities available this spring and summer through WLU’s community university courses geared for active seniors 50 years of age or older.

In addition, two other university presenters, Ann Koegler and Jeanne Finstein, will share teaser presentations of themes in the classes available. The event is at noon in the OVMC Nurses’ Residence Auditorium.

The OPALs program at Ohio Valley Medical Center and East Ohio Regional Hospital is a group of residents of the Ohio Valley, ages 55 years and older, who are active and want to remain active. The organization’s goal is to provide education and experiences that promote wellness and well-being. Membership benefits include: free parking, free yearly cholesterol screenings, educational programs, free exercise classes, organized day and multi-day trips, social activities, discounts at the hospital gift shop and cafeteria, as well as a free subscription to a monthly newsletter.

Membership is not required to attend the April 2 luncheon. To make a reservation, call the OPALs reservation line at (304) 234-8877. The cost of the luncheon is $10.